Francois Rabelais Quotes

Francois Rabelais Quotes: Languages exist by arbitrary institutions and conventions among peoples; words, as the dialecticians tell us, do not signify naturally, but at our pleasure.
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Francois Rabelais Quote: How comes it that you curse, Frere Jean? It's only, said the monk, in order to embellish my language. They are the colors of Ciceronian rhetoric.
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Quotes about Francois Rabelais: The age was still dark and reeked of the havoc and misfortunes of the Goths who had put all good literature to destruction. But, by God's goodness, in my time light and dignity were returned to letters, and I see there such improvement that today I would have great difficulty being admitted to the most elementary classes--I, who in my time was reputed to be (and not wrongly) to be the most knowledgeable person of the century.
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Quote about Francois Rabelais: If you wish to be good
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Francois Rabelais Sayings: Not everyone is a debtor who wishes to be; not everyone who wishes makes creditors.
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Francois Rabelais Saying: It is quite a common and vulgar thing among humans to understand, foresee, know and predict the troubles of others. But oh what a rare thing it is to predict, know, foresee and understand one's own troubles.
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Sayings about Francois Rabelais: Pantagruel was telling me that he believed the queen had given the symbolic word used among her subjects to denote sovereign good cheer, when she said to her tabachins, A panacea.
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Saying about Francois Rabelais: For God, nothing is impossible. And, if he wanted, in the future women would give birth from their ears.
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Francois Rabelais Quotes: Pantagruelism is a certain gaitey of the spirit consisting in a disdain for the hazards of fortune.
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Francois Rabelais Quote: The right moment wears a full head of hair: when it has been missed, you can't get it back; it's bald in the back of the head and never turns around.
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Quotes about Francois Rabelais: Because just as arms have no force outside if there is no counsel within a house, study is vain and counsel useless that is not put to virtuous effect when the time calls.
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Quote about Francois Rabelais: I've often heard it said, as the common proverb goes, that a fool can teach a wise man well.
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Francois Rabelais Sayings: Giving words [is] an act of lovers.
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